Professor Celine d’Orgeville is Director of the ANU Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre and an ANU Translational Fellow.

Celine is a world expert in Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics (LGS AO) for astronomy and the Principal Investigator for multiple international LGS AO projects in Australia, the USA and Chile. At the ANU Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC), she leads a team of more than 40 scientists and engineers developing innovative, bespoke, cutting-edge instrumentation for astronomy and space.

As an ANU Translational Fellow, Celine is working with government and industry to transfer her LGS AO research into the commercial world of space situational awareness and ground-to-space laser communications. A long-standing champion of women and diverse people working in STEM, Celine has received multiple awards for her engagement and advocacy in the IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity Access) space, in astronomy and beyond.

Fields of expertise



Space is filled with pollution. How can we clean it up? 

Thousands of objects are launched into space each year, but what happens when we no longer need them?…

7 December 2022


Women-only recruitment drive to rocket up gender equality

The largest women-only recruitment drive in the history of Australian Astronomy and Space is underway at The Australian National…

29 August 2022


New laser to help clear the sky of space debris

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have harnessed a technique that helps telescopes see objects in the…

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